dinosaurdracula:

Just one of the three antipasto trays we’re bringing to the party tonight. They’re so pretty before people attack them.Dino Drac was updated several times this week/weekend/whatever, so if you’re hunting more Christmas fun, visit it! 

So wonderful! I brought the weakest of cheese plates to my Secret Santa party Saturday; I can only look upon this beauty and weep.
Some events have just transpired that have turned my holiday expectations upside  down in a very mixed blessing kind of way. Let’s hope things work out as wonderfully as those meat-cheese pinwheels. 

dinosaurdracula:

Just one of the three antipasto trays we’re bringing to the party tonight. They’re so pretty before people attack them.

Dino Drac was updated several times this week/weekend/whatever, so if you’re hunting more Christmas fun, visit it! 

So wonderful! I brought the weakest of cheese plates to my Secret Santa party Saturday; I can only look upon this beauty and weep.

Some events have just transpired that have turned my holiday expectations upside  down in a very mixed blessing kind of way. Let’s hope things work out as wonderfully as those meat-cheese pinwheels. 

(Source: mummyshark)

Some Xmas goodies! My secret santa pick is a beer/home brewing enthusiast so part of his present is going to be these great “Rate Your Beer” coasters from Paper Plates Press on Etsy. I’m really into cool letterpress designs lately so that’s where the inspiration for that came from. I’m also going to give him a beer growler from a brewing company I know all my friends are into. I’m hoping it goes over a treat! I wonder if anyone will guess me as the Santa. 

As for the nail pic, my mom went off on a beach vacation this morning so last night we got mani/pedis and my mobile connection pooped out when I tried to post earlier. Festive, no? It’s China Glaze in Ruby Pumps with snowflakes and teeny rhinestones. 

Women be shopping!
(Nobody tell my mom what her Christmas present is)

Women be shopping!

(Nobody tell my mom what her Christmas present is)

Went to the Day of the Dead festival today! It gets a little bigger every year, which is nice. I bought a flower crown so I could channel some Lana Del Realness. My mom wore my Amy Winehouse wig and got her face painted as a sugar skull (see the 3rd pic for photobooth pics). Afterwards we went shopping and I worked on my Christmas shopping a little. 

At the mall I went to Hot Topic and got myself an awesome Frankenweenie shirt (on sale) and a facial scrubbie at Sephora where I also bought the last available compact mirror from the Disney Cinderella collection for my work bestie who’s into that movie. Fingers crossed I’ll draw her name in Secret Santa. 

Outfit info: Shirt from Domino Dollhouse, leggings from Old Navy, boots from Target I think. The Amy Winehouse rosary is from Berndt Offerings. The flower crown is from Dreadful Falls, USA

You Can’t Be a Princess” | Journalists from ABC’s “What Would You Do?” planted hidden cameras in a Halloween store and filmed shoppers’ reactions to a boy who wanted a princess costume and a girl who wanted a Spiderman costume.

My cries, let me show you them. What is it about parenting that makes people buy into normative gender roles to such an extreme???

(Source: lalondes, via youidiotkid)

My mom is always trying to gaslight me and say that my antidepressants aren’t working despite my claim that they do, because I’m still a bitch and I like to sleep in. It’s like, that’s not depression, I’m just lazy and a bitch. And quit trivializing my depression like that.

My mom is always trying to gaslight me and say that my antidepressants aren’t working despite my claim that they do, because I’m still a bitch and I like to sleep in. It’s like, that’s not depression, I’m just lazy and a bitch. And quit trivializing my depression like that.

(Source: scarious, via cutestfatty)

Thanks to the death of my laptop and a last minute wedding invite, I’ve just spent $1000 I didn’t necessarily have to spare

But on the upside, within the week I’ll have a new computer and a purdy red dress:

It’s from Igigi. I was very nearly going to order a classic but cliched black lace over nude dress by Adrianna Papell via Nordstrom but my mom helped me realize it was mad boring so I went for a slightly more exciting choice. Hopefully I can figure out how to accessorize it on the cheap. 

I’m feeling really overwhelmed by pessimism and stress

I’ve just got this growing sense of fatalism that I’ll never find and fall in love with someone that’s a feminist and has sexy hands (my two ultimate requirements), and that instead I’m going to continue to be alone for the rest of my life. There’s all this weird pressure from my mom about being single, and I really need to establish and enforce better boundaries about that whole thing but I don’t even know how to begin. 

Plus my laptop’s video card just crapped out on me (I think I burned it out playing Downton Abbey on the big TV) and now all I have is my netbook and one of my eyelids had already developed this annoying twitch and using this tiny screen isn’t helping. And my gums hurt and so on and so on. I’m behind in applying to grad school. What else is new? I don’t have my shit together. 

I know, I know. Manifest positivity. Nobody likes a sad sack. 

Thanks for the recommendations, folks. I bought two books that seem like good options to foist upon my mom to try and force her to understand a little about fat politics. I would be satisfied with her understanding that I’m not the only one who thinks of things this way. The best part is I just traded in a couple of books and got a gift card so these two only cost me $0.90!

Thanks for the recommendations, folks. I bought two books that seem like good options to foist upon my mom to try and force her to understand a little about fat politics. I would be satisfied with her understanding that I’m not the only one who thinks of things this way. The best part is I just traded in a couple of books and got a gift card so these two only cost me $0.90!

Holy Mary, I need a decent Fat Acceptance 101 book to force on my mom, does anybody know one?

I’m presuming there’s something good available from someone like Leslie Kinzel, Marianne Kirby or Kate Harding? All of whom I find to be generally great if imperfect like us all. I’d prefer to support a WOC but honestly I just need whatever the best basic bible on FA is. I’m going to research after this but I’d really like any opinions.